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Breakfast spots in Nottingham city centre


Wakey, wakey, it’s time for brekkie! Here's a round-up of breakfast spots in Nottingham city centre that you must try!

Posted: May 2024

First up, in the bustling neighbourhood of Hockley, we have an independent coffee shop and breakfast joint – yolk. Filled with sunshine, the coffee shop is warm, welcoming and is a great place to start your morning. What’s even better is their window and outdoor seating where you feel main character energy!

Choose from a classic Eggs Benedict or go full English. If you’re an avocado lover, enjoy a Cowgirl (that’s the name of the dish!). Or try the Hashville, the sautéed potatoes do not disappoint! Don’t worry, they provide vegan options, too. They also do amazing coffees but if you’re really feeling it, sip on a Mimosa or a Bloody Mary as a perfect accompaniment to your meal.

Yolk, 29 Goose Gate, Nottingham NG1 1FE

Next, is Blend at Contemporary. Famous for their grilled cheese sandwiches, they also have a fabulous breakfast range served till 12 noon daily and brunch that’s served all day long. If you’re craving something sweet and savoury, order their Chicken and Brioche, which is a twist to chicken and waffles. Or go extremely sweet with their Chocolate and Banana French Toast. You can also belt it out with a fulfilling Carnivore or Herbivore breakfast plate. They have an elaborate range of less gluten and vegan options. All this sounds amazing but what’s in it for toddlers, you may ask? Blend has a sensory-friendly kids menu served from 9.30am to 4pm daily. Your kids can customise how they would like their toast – from topping to how they would like it cut. How cute is that!

If you’re in the area, make sure to visit, get a table outside and enjoy breakfas with a view overlooking the greenery of Sussex Street. Maybe have a walk down the grand steps of Contemporary and go for a post-breakfast stroll, you’ll even spot our mural!

Blend at Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB

Slap-bang in the middle of Nottingham’s creative neighbourhood is BEAR, on the rainbow path of Carlton Street. Whether you’re looking for a late breakfast or brunch, their brunch menu is available till 2pm every day.

Apart from the big breakfast plates, you will be spoilt for choice! Try their house special – a blueberry and lemon French toast or their new recipe – Angry Mac. If you want to tingle your tastebuds with Middle Eastern flavours, their Shakshuka is a must-have. Best part, you can customise between a veg, vegan or chorizo option for your Shakshuka.

If you want to take home a bit of their vibe (along with your food), you can! On their menu, you can scan the playlist through Spotify, which you can add or download and groove to Brunch Tunes in the comfort of your home. How fun, right!?

BEAR, 36a Carlton St, Nottingham NG1 1NN

In a world that rushes through mornings, take a moment to enjoy your breakfast. Whether it's a quick bite before your work day or to fuel up before your shopping spree, head to Cafe Zest, nestled in House of Fraser, Victoria Centre. Explore their range of paninis and sandwiches and get a hot drink or fresh juice – whichever liquid energy suits you!

Cafe Zest, House of Fraser, Victoria Centre, 178 Huntingdon St, Nottingham NG1 3QN

Delilah Fine Foods, packed ceiling to floor with an exceptional range of food and drink, brings a true deli essence to Nottingham's city centre. Sip on a brew at Delilah Cafe or enjoy fresh bread from bread from their bakery.

With outdoor seating available and breakfast served until noon, mix it up with flavours of smoked pancetta, maple syrup and sour cherry in their Brioche French Toast. Or, go ultimate, with their vegetarian or gourmet breakfast plates.

Delilah Fine Foods, 12 Victoria St, Nottingham NG1 2EX

Next up, is Hart's Kitchen located in the grand Harts Hotel. For just £12, enjoy a morning breakfast full of fresh fruit and yogurt, cereals and a variety of bread with a hot beverage accompaniment or a fresh juice. Spruce up your continental breakfast for a full English, if that's more to your liking.

Additionally, if there is a certain way you take your eggs – soft boiled, creamy and scrambled or a cheesy omelette, the chefs at Hart's Kitchen cook them to perfection!

Children under the age of three, eat free! And those aged between 3-12, enjoy a hearty and healthy Hart's breakfast at just £10

Hart's Hotel and Kitchen, Standard Hl, Park Row, Nottingham NG1 6GN

Another hidden gem is No/6 Bar & Lounge hosted in Nottingham's luxury boutique hotel – St. James Hotel. Whether the morning calls for a hot, buttery croissant or a substantial start with sausage and eggs, step into No/6 for a wholesome breakfast served between 7am to 10am.

With breakfast options that cater to all dietary requirements, start the weekend or a day off with a breakfast at the St. James. Do keep your eyes open – they have a new breakfast menu coming soon!

No/6 Bar & Lounge, St. James Hotel, 1 Rutland St, Nottingham NG1 6FL

Sympathetic to the original design and interior of the building, stands proudly the largest Cosy Club, in Nottingham city centre. Serving breakfast until 12pm, dig into a Garden Brunch or The Cosy Butcher's Brunch if you require a filling meal to energise the morning. Or, even better, dive into a stack of three or six Sweet Berry pancakes and tantalise your tastebuds with fresh berries, berry compote and chai granola! Elevate your breakfast with a fine breakfast cocktail, such as a classic Cosy Mimosa or a Marmalade Fritz!

Cosy Club, 16, 18 Victoria St, Nottingham NG1 2EX

Next up, are The Pudding Pantry, well-known for their breakfast plates and fluffy pancakes. They are a coffee shop and dessert restaurant that specialise in homemade recipes, that you can taste until 4pm through their Brunch menu. With so many amazing plates to choose from, you are definitely spoilt for choice. A brownie point (pun intended) about their restaurant is the warm and cozy vibe indoors and their extensive outdoor seating; both of which have whiffs of pancake batter and coffee in the air making it more inviting!

The Pudding Pantry, 27-29 Trinity Sq, Burton St, Nottingham NG1 4AF

A contemporary European chain dishing up a solid breakfast menu, is Bill's Restaurant – in the heart of the city and within a minute's walk from Old Market Square. With it's chic interiors, yours eyes are definitely in for a treat! In addition, treat your tastebuds to an amazing breakfast served until 11.30am. Choose from Bill's Big Brunch (it does sound big!), one of many (or all) pancake stacks or a classic sausage roll and fried egg. They have many vegan and veggie options to choose from along with extras you can add onto the breakfast of your choice.

Bill's Restaurant, 15 Queen St, Nottingham NG1 2BL

Finally, discover Hockley Kitchen in the heart of Hockley, who stand proud as a local independent neighbourhood cafe serving up fantastic breakfast for all to enjoy. Switch up your daily breakfast to a delicious toast – either a sweet potato hashbrown and avocado toast or smoked salmon and eggs. If you want to keep it simple, choose the omelette and enjoy a side salad and fillings that accompany it. You can also go big with their triple decker club sandwich or grab a light bite with beans on toast. Whatever you choose, savour every bite while living it up in Hockley!

Hockley Kitchen, 21 Carlton St, Nottingham NG1 1NL

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